Cruiser Bow Ripped Off By Typhoon, 1945/07/23
(1) 21 ships of Admiral Halsey's 3rd fleet damaged off Japan, USS Pittsburgh lost 100 feet of bow, but survived; (2) 44th Division Comes Home, on passenger liner, greeted by Marlene Dietrich; (3) Fire Destroys Lake Steamer - ship Harmonic on Lake Ontario; (4) Aviation in the News - 72-ton MARS flying boat christened in Baltimore, the largest flying boat in service in the U.S. (5) Los Angeles - Hughes Aircraft in Culver City building the plywood H4 flying boat, with wing 320 feet long (6) Big Three Open Parley Near Berlin - USS Augusta carries Truman to Antwerp, then to Brussels and flight to Germany, reviews 2nd Armored Division, Truman pictured with Stalin and Churchill, meet in former palace of Kaiser Wilhelm, Truman speaks, flag raised. (complete newsreel)
Production Company Universal StudiosAudio/Visual sound, b&w
October 12, 2016
This footage reminded me of how interesting and informative the newsreels were in the '40s and '50s. Before TV, these were the only ways that the general public saw actual footage of current events.
I followed this link from the Wikipedia page about the USS Pittsburgh's bow's being ripped off in a typhoon during WWII. I was pleasantly surprised to see the items about the Martin seaplane (being from Baltimore) and the plane that became known as the "Spruce Goose."